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Dec 10, 2011 6:00pm EST
impressive with texas really helps him. while trent richardson had a great year, i think maybe the honey badger's performance in that s.e.c. championship takes some votes away from him, although i had trent number two and mathieu number three. >> it's why i think rg3 is the guy that deserves the win this. i was impressed with him today, the way he approaches the game. throws the prettiest deep ball with accuracy and touch. >> i think they all are deserving to win this. but to be able to beat oklahoma and texas, and the finish beating the longhorns, was ultimately the thing i think put him the top. >> let's move to some basketball. pass the baton, if you will. ohio state, no jared sullinger today. losing at fog allen, 78-67. the jay hawks get the win for bill self's team. ugly moment in the xavier-cincinnati moment. holloway is taunting the bearkats' bench. then the bearkats respond. a brawl ensues. yansi gates is going to punch kevin freese. freese is going to get up from the floor with a very bloody left eye. after the game, a shamed nick cronin had this to say from the cincinnati point
CBS
Dec 31, 2011 6:00pm EST
. looking at other bowl action today, plenty of it out there for us to discuss as texas a&m takes on northwest. ryan tannehill passes to jeff fuller for the touchdown. the emotion was running high in that 33-22 decision for texas a&m. >> nice win for the aggies against the big ten. cincinnati taking on vanderbilt. >> right out of the gate. throws for the touchdown. gives cincinnati the lead. vanderbilt comes back. spencer, you used to do this, following the blockers in spencer, you used to do this, following the blockers in there. he is going to look into the end zone. what a pass. catches the ball just like willie mays used to. >> mike johnson there as well. pass intercepted and he put its back 39 yards for the touchdown here. penn state, the search continues for a head coach. after repeatedly staying he would remain the head coach of the titans mike muncha k's struggling with the decision. if muncha k's heart is torn about being the man to fix and make it better. the situation should be resolved during the week. >> mike munchak was a former teammate of mine with the houston oilers.
CW
Dec 4, 2011 10:00pm PST
get that back out of past. >> 2010 texas gained nearly 75,000 new relatives thought california lost nearly 130,000. the state to state shift in the country is people leaving the golden state and headed to the lone star state. >>> this three-bedroom home in los los angeles recently sold for more than $1 million. but yet here in the summer of austin texas is four bedroom homes sold for $80,000. the people who bought it moved from california. >> we visited california quite up to it. >> he he moved his family at computer business. they traded in an apartment for an thousand dollars amount. >> we realized we needed to be the two income family. >> but with no personal income tax in texas, those wife jessica now stays home with their wife. we do it all. and if we lived in california who could not do that. >> get they do with the california weather and the ocean. >>> but for now they will trade blue waters for greener pastures. ben tracy, cbs news, austin texas. >> the main act just announced will be performing at the super bowl. we will be right back. including starbucks. it's the way to b
CBS
Dec 26, 2011 6:00pm EST
america, . ,,,,,,,,,, i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> it is 6:26, 40 degrees, partly cloudy, good evening, everyone, thanks for staying with "wjz" here are some of the stories people are talking about. flames tor apart a home on christmas. now, five people are dead, including two young girls. the girl's mother screamed for help, but it was too late. >> crews tor down a connecticut home where three young children and their grandparents died on christmas morning. cell phone video shows how flames quickly spread >> attempted rescues within the structure, pushed back by intense flame and heat. >> reporter: the fire gutted the victorian style home that sits along the long island sound. a well-known executive escaped. but badger's threadiers and her parents could not get out. her father died in the fire hours after spend
CBS
Dec 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
running from canada to texas that is unpopular with democrats. >> if that bill comes over to us, we will make changes to it. and i will guarantee you that the keystone pipeline will be in there when it goes back to the united states senate. >> reporter: lawmakers have until december 31st to find common ground. but they're not taking any chances. the senate is working on a plan b that would extend the tax break until february, allowing lawmakers to head home and tackle the issue in the new year. on capitol hill, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> the payroll tax cut bill also includes a provision that extends benefits for people who have been unemployed for a long period of time. >>> maryland is getting a cut of $500 million in grant money for education. the funding will go towards pre- k schooling. all part of the nation's race to the top competition, where states compete for federal dollars, by making progress in educational standards. nine states are polit splitting the $500 million this time. last year, more than $4 billion in similar grants were handed out. >>> the pounding
CBS
Dec 6, 2011 4:00pm EST
texas. this whole area of rain, evolving from a low pressure moving through our region, mostly to the west. another is developing across the south. and that's going to pass just to our south. that will bring in more rain tomorrow. however, once it passes our area, colder air will begin to filter in. maybe just enough cold air for a quick changeover for a couple of hours of wet snow, early on thursday morning. i'm talking 3, 4, 5:00 a.m. maybe just before drive time thursday. might see some wet snow on the lawns, north and west of the city. however, north and west of us, i'm talking garrett county, we'll have enough cold air for some accumulations. in fact, the weather service has just issued a little while ago, a winter storm warning for garrett county and some of the neighboring counties. west virginia and allegheny county. and somerset p.a., a winter storm warning watch. how much? across central maryland, a trace to maybe an inch on some lawns. 1 to 3 expected in this area. maybe in the pretty boy dam area. 3 to 5 inches. maybe up to 7 inches of snow. that would be on thursday morni
CBS
Dec 28, 2011 4:00pm EST
attention away from the fragile economy. texas governor rick perry, lagging in the polls, is trying fodefine himself. >> why would you settle for anything less than an authentic conservative who will fight for your views and values without apology. >> reporter: the candidates have a packed schedule, ron paul appears at veterans rally and michelle has 11 stops on her bus tour across the state. he says if he finishes dead last he will end his campaign. >>> the iowa caucuses are next tuesday and polls show voters are undecided. in today's health watch, a third baby tests positive for a potentially deadly bacteria linked to baby formula. two previous cases purred a probe in to formula including enfamil. wal-mart and other stores pulled cans after a missouri baby died after drinking formula including enfamil. >>> also in health watch, news for millions of people taking the blood thinner plavix. researchers are questioning a 2010 warning from the fda which said patients may not be able to process the drug making it less affect i have. a -- the patients did not have more heart attacks or s
CW
Dec 25, 2011 10:00pm PST
few months, despite a slow down in donations. >>> to texas, police say that even people were shot to death right after opening up their christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper. that is when 911 is dialed, but no one sounds to the dispatchers. between the ages of 18 and 60, all believed to be related. >> any day of the year it's a big tragic. you know, certainly simplified because it is christmas. it makes it more of a tragedy. family is suppose to come together and celebrate the holidays. so you know, it is certainly hard and a part of our job. >> two handguns were found near the body. no word yet on the possible motive. >>> it is being called the worse christmas day ever in one city in connecticut. the fire through the stanford home with the executive killing both of her parents and the three daughters. now, the 10-year-old and the 7- year-old twins, where police say that they were visiting for the holidays. the executive and a friend of hers escape from the house. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> muslim extremist and the church gathered here for
CBS
Dec 6, 2011 6:00am EST
air down to the rockies and the middle of the country and the snow down to texas and new mexico that we showed you. topping into some of that, but nothing like what we had to the west. >> that was -- i can see that fence blowing up apart and it was crazy! >> so many pictures of that. >>> talking about lewis black and his book. >> more on the morning traffic and we will have more on the first morning weather. don't leave, we will be right [ female announcer ] during the holidays, there's a lot to get done. and safeway select appetizers help you rise to every occasion. ♪ from delectable to amazing. there are over 20 affordable safeway select appetizers ♪ to make all of your gatherings just as merry as can be. ♪ only at safeway. ingredients for life. so to save some money, i trained mathis team of guinea pigs to brrow this tiny boat. guinea pig: row...row. they generate electricity, which lets me surf the web all day. guinea pig: row...row. took me 6 months to train each one, 8 months to get the guinea pig: row...row. little chubby one to yell row! guinea pig: row...row. that's ki
CBS
Dec 27, 2011 5:00pm EST
someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> we are counting the days down until the ravens meet the bengals for the final game of the regular season. stan saunders is here with more on one of the several concerns heading into this very crucial sunday match-up. stan? >> a crucial concern. attached to all of the anticipation of sunday's playoff-like regular season finale at cincinnati, there is a good share of ravens high anxiety for coaches and players and including wide receivers who have suffered more than their allotted share of dropped passes. following an explosive first half, due in part to dropped passes. but it's a correctable problem and head coach john harbaugh said no free agents need to come in and shake up the wide receiver core for better production but this is a major nuance and could complicate the game and they deny potential major opportuni
CBS
Dec 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
as police officers and raid an illegal game room in texas. the fake police impostors -- or police impottors have stolen $320,000 from three gaming establishments. witnesses say the impostors use a police car equipped with some sort of siren and light. investigators say they could be members of the drug cart gang in houston. >>> heavy snow causes a 100-car pileup in china. one person was killed and many others injured. officials say many are still trapped in crushed cars and trucks. the accident happened on slippery conditions in the city evercity of chang ye. >>> european leaders are gathering in belgium, ahead on the debt crisis. they're trying to save the euro currency from collapsing. heather cobar reports. >> reporter: the european commission president says a deal to save the euro is within reach. >> all the world is watching us. >> reporter: but european leaders must bring solutions to make friday's event a success. >> they don't come saying what they cannot do. but what they will do for europe. >> reporter: french president sarkozy and merkel rallied before heading to talks
CBS
Dec 28, 2011 6:00am EST
texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> hi, from kandahar, i want to say hello to all my family and friends. merry christmas. >> all right. happy holidays, at the 70 corridor, good morning, mount airy, 42 degrees with 67% humidity, we are dealing with a breeze/wind all day long, now it is up to 14 miles an hour, barometer rising, high pressure building in behind that deep low has risen to 29.62, two degrees warmer than yesterday. 31 though oakland, 37 cumberland, low 40s those places, 44 the district, 39 pax river, 38 westminster, 40 belaire rock hall and columbia, those are your temperatures there. so that low got north of the reg and just exploded. there is foul weather north of the area, there is a big pressure gradient, nature abhors a vacuum. those are your projected temperatures. tomorrow a sunny day start followed by cloudy skies with a high of 44. m
CBS
Dec 11, 2011 8:00am EST
,,,, ,, on my journey across america, i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> and welcome to eyewitness news sunday. >> i'm tim williams. cold start to this sunday morning, it's going to be very bright and year. it is definitely a chilly start. temperatures have been in the 20s across the river. you have to go down to punxsutawney river and maryland to get temperatures near 30 degrees. light winds out there coming in. that will add to the feel of december day. tonight 26 and partly cloudy skies and tomorrow 48 degrees and plenty of sunshine. that's the trend we'll have for the middle of the week. we'll have complete forecast coming up. >>> now is here what people are talking about this morning. campaign showdown, gop candidates vying for the presidential nomination go head to head in iowa. june reports for wjz on the debate
CBS
Dec 27, 2011 4:00pm EST
was on the ground when the shooting happened. he is held on $1 million bail. >>> police in texas say they may never know the motive for a christmas massacre that left a family of 7 dead. a man dressed as santa clause opened fire on his family after they finished opening presents. he then killed himself. police say today they have had previous run ins with the gunman. records show he had financial problems. >>> a terrifying robbery in ann arundel county. a woman is attacked inside her car. mary is in the news room with the details of the attack. >> it is the kind of robbery women frequently worry about. the woman told police she got in her car this morning at the glen ridge apartments in. the man grabbed her purse and ran away behind the apartment billing. police are still looking for him. >> the woman was only able to give police a vague description. >>> police in baltimore county need your help finding a valuable piece of art. look at this quilt. the piece of african-american history was stolen last week from the historical park and museum. it featured different laws and legal writi
CBS
Dec 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
rain out to the west of us. from new york state all the way through the midwest down into texas. in the colder air west of the low pressure. you see low pressure spins like this, warm air ahead of it. cold air behind it. that is coming right down from canada. tucson not too far from tucson the mountains saw snow. albequerque. that chilly air will get here but we have to get some rain through the region first. that will be later tomorrow into wednesday. late wednesday afternoon and wednesday night it'll start turning chilly and early thursday, maybe just enough residual cold air. a little bit of moisture. could see wet snow flakes early thursday. then it clears out and dries up for the end of the week. south winds keep the warm air, 10 to 15 knots in the bay. cloudy skies, maybe a little cloud or drizzle. 54 tomorrow, maybe some sun but a lot of clouds. a little rain, fog and scattered showers. real rain coming tomorrow night and again on wednesday. and then it turns chilly again. >> okay, thank you bob. >>> well the stars aligned last night for the kennedy center honors, where every
CBS
Dec 1, 2011 4:00pm EST
. call or click today. >>> a young father opens fire on his family, killing two of his sons in texas. he shot his wife and four children before killing himself. the two are on life support. his wife under underwent surgery and suffered multiple garcia wounds. >>> bond is denied to 4 amish men. a federal judge charged the men with hate crimes. three others will face similar hearings on friday. the men are accused of forcibly cutting the hair and beards of other amish men and taking their pictures. >>> investigators are blaming a serial killer in the recent kill being of 10 bodies on long island. the discovery remains along the remote barrier beach. >> the remains were found while detectives were looking for missing new jersey prostitute, shannon gilbert. four of the bodies identified are females who placed escort ads online. all four bodies were reportedly wrapped in burlap. six other bodies were also found. some dismembered more than a decade ago. the single killer theory could change as the investigation continues. >>> police say all of the identified victims thus far appear to be l
CBS
Dec 16, 2011 5:00pm EST
controversial oil pipeline. >> reporter: it's a proposed 1700-mile project, running from canada to texas that's unpopular with democrats. >> if that bill comes over to us, we will make changes to it. and i will guarantee you that the keystone pipeline will be in there when it goes back to the united states senate. >> reporter: lawmakers have until december 31st to find common ground. but they're not taking any chances. the senate is working on a plan b that would extend the tax break until february, allowing lawmakers to head home and tackle the issue in the new year. on capitol hill, i'm tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> the payroll tax bill would also extend long-term unemployment benefits. if the plan doesn't pass, they will -- millions will have. >>> a hearing here in maryland, for the soldier accused of leaking top secrets to wikileaks. how was bradley manning actually able to leak the classified information? >>> wild scene? a 30-mile chase ends with a suspect shot in baltimore county. the latest on the investigation. check in for these stories and all the breaking news coming
CBS
Dec 17, 2011 6:00am EST
when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. . >>> more testimony on what another coach said he saw jerry sandusky doing in a locker room shower. >> the family of a baltimore police officer shot and killed by fellow police officers taking to the vets. what they want from the city coming up. >>> a soldier charged with leaking sensitive army documents appeared in a maryland court. more on the punishment he could face. >>> a live look outside and what is in store for the weather and more on the first morning weather forecast. -- good morning. look at this, it is just beautiful, we are at the giant conserve tore over at the park where it is their annual poinsettia show and sale. more when eyewitness news continues. . >>> it is a chilly start to the day. some clouds coming in, but the temperatures are right on tart for what is normal for this time
CBS
Dec 16, 2011 4:00pm EST
construction of the oil pipeline. >> reporter: it's a project running from canada to texas that is unpopular with democrats. >> if that bill comes over to us, we will make changes to it. and i will guarantee you that the keystone pipeline will be in there when it goes back to the united states senate. >> reporter: lawmakers have until december 31st to find common ground. but they're not taking any chances. the senate is working on a plan b that will extend the tax break until february, allowing lawmakers to head home and tackle the issue in the new year. on capitol hill, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> the payroll tax bill would also extend long-term unemployment benefits. if they pass, those benefits would vanish for many americans. >>> a slightly cooler day as we wrap up the workweek. take a look outside. clouds have been hanging around most of the day. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist tim williams has the updated numbers from first warning weather on this purple friday. and we'll talk with sharon gibala with this. >> is it purple or gray? make up your mind. >> gr
CBS
Dec 5, 2011 4:00pm EST
thundershower activity across louisiana. snow in oklahoma, texas, albuquerque had snow. for us, mild temperatures continued. the bulk of the rain passing to the northwest for the time being. eventually as the front gets closer, we'll see shower activity by tomorrow and wednesday. and then it begins to cool down. it may get cool enough early thursday morning for a few wet snowflakes to mix in. chilly for the end of the week. lots of clouds and a little fog and there could be a shower or two. upper 40s. a mild night. 64 tomorrow. a little rain, very mild, maybe morning fog, and then shower activity developing late in the day tomorrow into your wednesday. looks like a cooler day on wednesday. >> 64. it's hard to know what month we're in. we're happy, happy. thanks. >>> don't miss the prime time lineup. it's a brand new episode of hawaii five-o. >>> and this is why i'm happy. the ravens are back home this weekend. watch the team take on the indianapolis colts sunday at 1:00 only on wjz 13. >>> scott pelley has a preview of tonight's cbs evening news. >> syria bans reporters from crossing
CBS
Dec 29, 2011 5:00pm EST
coming up at 6:00. >>> for family and friends of a texas teen, this is more from a ricing star, they came together to his funeral in austin. he left a video on the problems that took his life. >> for more than a year, the austin, texas teen has been following on you tube, it is the witt and wisdom of those beyond the years. >> you think that it is actual. >> it is a presence. >> everybody? >> just before christmas, there was another type of video. it is not funny, very sad and sharing with the world the struggle with the threat and the challenge that took place every day. >> it was part of his illness. >> it is difficult for the heart to pump blood. >> this started at age four and continued pretty much since then. >> when we asked if he was happy he woke up and he said he guess so. he said he was so glad to be back with his family, but did not want to be back in that place. >> then benefit returned to that place, he passed away,. his family did not see him until the following day, this christmas present they got today. >> that video has been viewed by more than a million people on yo
CBS
Dec 20, 2011 6:00pm EST
texas, rejected that route as risky and unnecessary. >> let me tell you what we're doing today. the washington republicans are taking a high risk gamble. this is gambling. this is throwing the dice. >> the senate stands adjourned. >> brown: for its part the senate has already left washington for a month-long holiday recess. and a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said we are not coming back. we are not appointing negotiators until they pass the senate compromise. adding to the stakes is the pressure to extend long-term unemployment benefits past year's end. and to waive huge cuts in medicare payments to doctors before they take effect january 18. both were in the senate bill that the house rejected today. todd, what's your reporting todd zwillich is covering the back and forth on capitol hill for "the takeaway" from public radio international and wnyc. he joins us now. tell you about what led to today's rejection of the extension by house republicans? where is the pressure coming from? >> well, the pressure really appears to be on speaker john boehner. jeff, it's press
CBS
Dec 29, 2011 4:00pm EST
tunnel. everything is moving along fine. 97 at 178. >>> family and friends of a texas teenager, a rising star on youtube gather at his funeral in austin. as anna warner reports he left behind a touching video revealing the health problems that took his life. >> reporter: for a year austin, texas teen ben breedlove has been gaining a following on youtube with the wisdom of someone far beyond his 18 years. >> he is the most grateful person i have ever known. >> reporter: before christmas ben made a different video. still funny but terribly sad. ben shared with the world his personal struggle with a life- threatening heart condition and how it challenged him every day of his life. >> at 13 years old a cardiologist did some test. >> reporter: a thickening of the heart muscle makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood. it causes chest pain, high blood pressure and event july heart failure. ben detailed how he cheated death at age four and again earlier this month. paramedics had to revive him at school. >> i asked him if he was happy that he woke up. he said i guess. he said he was
CW
Dec 24, 2011 10:00pm PST
dumpsters. >> for the last 20 years, he has been a texas sized recycler. finding all kinds of things on his daily ride. >> it still has the tag on it. it's never even been worn. >> he gathers them up and gives them away. >> two of the biggest problems we have are waste and people in need. and so my notion is that i can take the first problem to help solve the second problem. >> most of the time, farrell's reclaimed items go to shelters and charities. >> i found these. these are old blankets. >> perfect. those will be great. >> this time of year, they become gifts for family and friends. >> it is a lot like knowing robyn hood. >> carol thompson, a fellow professor received vintage jewelry, designer glass from her friend, the high class garbage picker. >> if jeff came over and saw this in the trash, he would not be happy. pull it back out. >> even his parents don't get their presents from the store. >> it is brand new. i didn't even have it cleaned. it hadn't been worn. >> grabbed this hello kitty bag. >> monday morning, jeff will be up. if you think the malls are busy with returns the da
CBS
Dec 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
back. ,,,,,, on my journey across america, i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> a cool december evening across the region. live look outside. here's the rest of the week looking? -- bob is updating this. >> there is a warmup headed this way. for you folks stuck in that cold winter weather. frosty again. and then warming up with sunshine, in the low 50s, upper 40s in the afternoon. the next five days, the only cool day, or normal day would be saturday. otherwise, 54. 61. maybe a shower or two on thursday, as that warmer air moves in. then a little cooler, 53 on friday. but look at that. 44/26. that's normal as we start the weekend with partly cloudy skies. denise? >> thank you, bob. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. the ravens' quest could receive a boost from john harbaugh's brother. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> getti
CBS
Dec 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
and down the east coast, from maine to florida, from maryland to texas. and portions of kansas. now, there is an area of low pressure sitting over northern portions. but the snow on the north side, with cold air. denver with 60-something. now down to 21 with snow. may see 4 to 6 inches. in the east, no weather issues at all. there's a weak front across central and eastern canada. that will come across our region tomorrow night, with a few clouds. it will be essentially dry, all weekend long, into the weekend. high pressure moves off the coast. here comes the weak front. a little cooler on saturday. and by sunday, that high moves off. here comes more mild air for the end of the weekend. northwest winds, 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, right around 50 degrees. sunrise, 7:08 in the morning. a lot of frost. 28, clear, cold, but no wind tonight at all. tomorrow, back up to 54. a beautifulind of the week. not a bad day for december 2nd. i'll take that. >> it looks great. we're loving the sunshine, bob. thank you. >>> well, bringing more bang to the bicentennial. the navy has now committed the bl
CBS
Dec 5, 2011 5:00pm EST
portion into mexico, had a little bit over arizona. but north texas getting some snow. even into oklahoma, this low pressure is eventually going to give us rain. in the meantime the bulk of that temperatures passing to the west. a few sprinkles showing up in carolina. later tonight with the east winds increasing you expect to see some drizzle. eventually the mild air would be pushed out as a front goes through the area. it'll start turning chilly again on wednesday. wednesday night into thursday morning. you may just get cold enough to be in the northern fringe of light precept. maybe a few northwest snow flakes. then it'll quickly clear out. it'll get pretty chilly by the end of the week. bay temp right around 50 degrees once again hasn't changed really. tonight lots of clouds. a mild night upper 40s, maybe a shower or drizzle fog overnight. morning fog and a little bit of rain on or off throughout the day. a mild evening again in the low to mid-60s. it'll turn colder wednesday. but looks like a wet start to your weekends. >> still fairly warm. still ahead on eyewitness news at
CBS
Dec 13, 2011 6:00am EST
a provision that would clear the way for a pipeline from canada to texas. president obama is threatening to veto any measure that includes a fast track plan for the pipeline. he says they should vote on it separately. >> he defended the provision monday night, insisting it would create jobs. >> the american people want jobs, this is as close to a shovel readiy project as your are ever going to see. >> reporter: in washington, susan mcginness, wjz eyewitness news. >> congress is scheduled to break friday but could stay longer if they do not reach a deal. >>> our governor's recent trip to india is going to be be a good thing for maryland. we are told millions were made in deals on that trip. the governor says additional deals are also still in the works. >>> verizon wireless is apologizing this morning for a mass emergency text it sent out in new jersey. it told customers in three counties there to take shelter, causing many to go into panic mode. two hours later they sent out an apology text saying the first was only a test. >>> turning to sports, new emphasis placed on the im
CBS
Dec 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
investigating that accident. >>> a texas man says all of a sudden, everything in his house just exploded. and here's the reason why. an 18-wheeler plowed through the front of his home, knocking down a wall and destroying a fireplace. narrowly missing bobby thomas and his wife. the driver of the rig told police he blacked out and drove off the road. he suffered only minor injuries. a duck hunter in utah escapes serious injury after a very embarrassing accident. robert cotingham wouldn't even go on camera, after a dog shot him in the back side. cotingham's brother-in-law said his yellow lab jumped on a boat and landed right on a shotgun. the gun went off, hitting his brother-in-law, fortunately, a duck decoy right there, absorbed most of the blast. >> hmm. not something you're going to tell everybody about. >>> check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. we'll keep you updated on the serious news. a serious crash. the latest on that accident. >>> violent video games. do they impact the brain? the surprising results of a new study. >>> and still to come tonight. on wjz eyewitness news. smart pho
CBS
Dec 12, 2011 4:00pm EST
a 68-year-old grandfather. and i think people have to measure who i am now. >> reporter: texas governor rick perry took the opportunity to take a not-so-subtle shot at king rich. >> if you will cheat on your wife or your spouse, then why wouldn't you beat on -- cheat on your business partner. >> reporter: we know -- >> we know that he has taken over $100 million. his offices are on the rodeo drive of washington, called "k" street. he's the king of k street. >> reporter: but when it comes to issues, congresswoman michele bachmann says there is little difference between gingrich and romney. >> if you want a difference, michele bachmann is the proven conservative. it's not newt-romney. >> reporter: at one point, perry claimed romney concealed his past support for an obama- style healthcare plan. romney said that wasn't true and made perry a high-stakes wager. >> rick, i'll tell you what. [ laughter ] >> $10,000? 10,000 bet? >> i'm not in the betting business. >> time is running out for the candidates. the iowa primary is three weeks away. >>> well, the sun is just about to go down
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Dec 7, 2011 4:00pm EST
standoff in texas, where a mother shoots her children at a welfare office before committing suicide. police say the woman was upset because the agency had just denied her food stamps. she took one employee hostage. but he was later released. both children are fighting to stay alive tonight. >>> new factors in the death of an nhl star. derek bogard died of an accidental overdose in may. but research shows that his brain shows signs of neurosurgeon disease. bogard was reportedly involved in more than 60 brawls throughout his nhl career. >>> a new report from the institute of medicine suggests ways women may be able to reduce their risk of breast cancer. bigat shaban reports about one woman who is doing everything she can to stay healthy. >> i totally did. >> reporter: jennifer zeits' family history puts her at an increased risk for breast cancer. her mother has it. so did her sister. >> i watched my sister pass away. and it was awful. she was only 28. >> reporter: nothing can be done about genetics, but a new incident of medicine report is outlining other ways women can reduce their c
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Dec 31, 2011 6:00am EST
and ron paul is spending the weekend at texas. >>> a money manager is a fee man after spending four years behind bars. nathan chapman was convicted of fraud for investing public money into this company. the scandal led to an overhaul of the state pension board. >>> several local brims are getting big help to upgrade and keep drivers safe. the transportation authority says that the chase peak bay, key, knife and tatum bridges are targeted for improvement. new lighting and camera and censors to detect stopped vehicle. the $11 million makeover will start in the next few months. >>> maryland's newest highway is more than popular. thethe intercounty connector carried more people, 1,000 more cars are day than expected. the remaining stretch will be finished in 2014. >>> this morning in eyewitness news health watch, if you have eating too much this holiday season. it might be ready for a jew detoxing. as we report from new york, it is a growing trend that doctors are saying that you have to be careful what you eat. >> reporter: chad wanted to lose weight and feel better. so, he gave up coo
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Dec 29, 2011 6:00pm EST
over a year, austin, texas teen has been cultivating a following on you tube. with the witt of someone far beyond his 18 years. >> do you think this is actually the video? >> this was shared with the world, a personal struggle with a disease that challenge ted him every day of his life. >> this is what they found out, this was the therapy. >> this is the thickening of the heart, making it difficult for the heart to pump blood, the high blood pressure and then heart form. he said he cheated death three times, at age four and then the paramedics that survived him in school. >> i asked him if he was happy he woke up. he said he guessed. he said he was glad to be back with his family, but he wanted to be back in that place. >> then he returned to scene, he passed on christmas morning. his family did not see the video until the following day. the last christmas present to them. >> this is over three quarters of a million views on you tube. >>> what is behind a search? >>> unthinkable, a family shot to death and the text messages about that day coming up. >>> this is the first mornin
CBS
Dec 13, 2011 5:00pm EST
illinois down through north texas. to the north, a little light snow. a little heavier activity of snow. in utah, western colorado and northern arizona. flagstaff to wind slow there. -- wins slow there. there that is not moving in our direction. cold air in the west. milder. jet stream stays way up to the north. now, there's clouds out to the west. we'll see a few clouds in the area during the day tomorrow. but on thursday, that low pressure passes to the west. it will be dragging in a frontal system toward our region. mild air ahead of it. the front will bring us showers on thursday. and cools down. back to normal temperatures. winds tomorrow, becoming southeast. very light at 5 knots. bay temp, right around 46. sunrise, 7:18. sets. and there you go. 4:44. tonight, generally clear, upper 20s to low 30s in the city. this morning, the city was 35 degrees. they've still not seen freezing. 54 degrees tomorrow, with clouds and sunshine. very nice, mild afternoon. even warmer on thursday. but we'll have a risk of some showers thursday afternoon. which is pretty typical this time of year
CBS
Dec 28, 2011 5:00pm EST
the fragile economy. texas governor rick perry lagging in the polls is trying to define himself. >> why would you settle than anything less than a authentic conservative who will fight for views without apology. >> reporter: ron paul appeared at a veteran's rally and michelle bachmann has 11 stops scheduled on her bus tour. rick santorum is still behind. he said if he finishes dead last he'll end his campaign n. washington, terrell brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the iowa caucuses are next tuesday. polls show many voters are still undecided. >>> let's update the breaking news. traffic is still backed up after an accident on jfx. kristy breslin is live at traffic control. >>> quite a scene on the jfx. we are over the scene and have tow trucks coming to the scene. but the ramps are still closed off. traffic is only getting by on the shoulder and the delays are back to northern parkway. it is going to take you at least 25 minutes to get through. the better bet would be to take charles street or cold spring lane as your alternate. and significant delays on 95 as well. traveling 95 so
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Dec 18, 2011 10:00pm PST
of the field at cowboys stadium. it happened after texas championship game. workers had been using it to remove things from the field. the card did enter several people slightly. >> a while day in the nfl. they keep fighting for the division lead. we have sports coming up next. keurig has a wide variety of gourmet coffee and tea to choose from. keurig is the way to brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew. so with keurig, every cup tastes like it's brewed just for you. because it is. laces? really? slip-on's the way to go. more people do that, security would be like -- there's no charge for the bag. thanks. i know a quiet little place where we can get some work done. there's a three-prong plug. i have club passes. [ male announcer ] now there's a mileage card that offers special perks on united, like a free checked bag, united club passes, and priority boarding. thanks. ♪ okay. what's your secret? ♪ [ male announcer ] the new united mileageplus explorer card. get it and you're in. warriors will get swingman brandon rush in exchange for lou amundson. christian
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Dec 19, 2011 6:00pm EST
in tennessee, maryland and texas, bennett estimates nearly 20% of medicare costs are due to fraud. >> we're talking about billions and billions of dollars of fraud that isn't uncovered. >> reporter: back in california two insurers, kaiser and heritage, have filed lawsuits accusing prime of exaggerating patient conditions and fraudulent billing practices. prime has denied the allegations. in a detailed written statement, prime spokesman wrote, "codes are not the actual definitions of the diseases, and they are not error proof. here at the prime medicare guidelines although they're imprecise." a medicare spokeswoman declined to comment. but this woman said it was time to quit the company earlier this year. >> i was thinking about whether or not some governmental agency would be walking through the door and handcuffing us all and subpoenaing records and carrying them out in boxes. >> reporter: three california congressmen have asked medicare to investigate suspected fraud in prime's billing. and the f.b.i. has recently begun interviewing former prime employees. >> a few weeks ago, pr
CBS
Dec 6, 2011 5:00pm EST
updated forecast. ,,,,,, on my journey across america, i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> an airport security debate is under way, after two women claim they were strip searched by the tsa. lawmakers and homeland security experts are now weighing in on this controversial story. >> they took me to a private room and strip-searched me. >> and that was the first time i had to do that. >> reporter: ruth sherman and lenore zimmerman don't know each other and weren't traveling together last weekend. but the women have strikingly similar stories. >> she said, well, pull your pants down, please. and she pulled my underwear down. >> please remove your pants, lower your pants and that's what i did. >> reporter: both women said they were forced to take off their clothes. one day apart as part of an extended search. >> this 84-y
CBS
Dec 14, 2011 6:00am EST
controversial oil pipeline to run from canada to texas. >>> the president will be spending this week focusing on iraq and maryland national guard troops are some of the last to return. here is susan mcginness to report when they will be coming back. >> reporter: president obama heads to ft.bragg today, a military community that has seen its soldiers deployed to iraq. the president will talk to troops who have recently returned and thanked all forces who fought during the nearly nine year long war. >> we have given the iraqis an opportunity to have a democracy and to be successful. it is now time for us to bring all of our troops home. >> reporter: the last u.s. combat troops in iraq are scheduled to be out by the end of the year. and the president is spending the week marking the end to the war. the president says in total the war will likely cost the u.s. more than 1 trillion dollars and he says history will tell whether or not going into iraq was a mistake. the deadline to pull troops out of iraq by the end of 2011 was actually set by the bush administration, former vice- president dick che
CBS
Dec 27, 2011 6:00am EST
christmas day shooting in dallas, texas, police say the gunman was dressed up as santa. it is believed there may have been a divorce going on but police are still investigating that. >>> the man who died with his wife and three grandchildren in a house fire on christmas spent years trying to keep people safe. he was the former safety chief at a company. his daughter who owned the house escaped from the fire along with a male friend. >>> a moving melee inside one of the largest malls in america. take a look at the video showing the police trying to control juveniles. it all began with a fight in the food court then continued to spread. after an hour that situation was contained. >>> the post christmas crush to get back to the malls is expected to continue today. mike hellgren explains what you should know if you are trying to return a gift. >> reporter: many hit the malls in maryland to exchange or leave behind presents that weren't so welcome. >> there is a lot of long lines so it is kind of irritating. >> we are just about to return one of my brother's airplanes that he got b
CBS
Dec 29, 2011 6:00am EST
sack. take another look at that high leap, one of 6 sacks on the night for texas as they beat cal. >>> the ravens will be looking to bring down the cincinnati bengals quarterback and -- and andy dalton as they head out to ohio for the regular season finale, it is a game we will bring you sunday afternoon at 4:00 live here. >>> imagine a job that offered unlimited vacations, that is the deal for a vacation planning website. they allow employees to take as much time off as they want as long as their job goals are met. won't that be nice. >> that is a fair deal. that is a totally fair deal. >> you could say it is research, going to research wedding venues. >> you know what? >> huh? >> however it works however it makes the roads smoother -- >> yeah -- >> -- amen, isn't that the truth. let's take a look at that. skies are crystal clear, 44 is the high, this sunny day start is going to eventually become overcast. no rain, it is a push of warm air moving our way that will take us three shy to 60 tomorrow. >>> all right, coming up on coffee with, two nondescript people sitting over there.
CBS
Dec 15, 2011 6:00am EST
willing to change their minds, ron paul is hoping to do just that, support for the texas congressman is slowly growing. >> in -- in political terms it means that we are probably peaking at the right time. >> susan mcginness, wjz eyewitness news. >> the latest real clear politics average in the major polls puts gingrich support at 34, romney 23 and paul 10. >>> progress on capitol hill toward renewing that tax cut. democratic leaders have abandoned their demand for a surtax on millionaires, something the president had insisted on. still there is no clear path to an agreement because republicans are hanging on to an oil pipeline, something democrats say they cannot agree to. >>> an investigation is underway after a woman was crushed in an elevator, she got caught between two floors. they are still trying to determine what went wrong. >>> a local doctor's group is calling for tougher tanning bed laws, they want the beds to be off-limits for anyone under 18. howard county already has a ban in place like that but they want it to be statewide. researchers say young people who use them have
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Dec 28, 2011 11:00pm PST
of it's final four winning a bid to the holiday bowl. waiting for them in san diego the texas longhorns who work ronde their jumping. second quarter watch david ash, the longhorns with the reverse. jackson, shipley, goes in for the touchdown. horns take a 7-3 lead. bears have the answer. get together outside. take itself in from six yards up. cal up 10-7. it's ash finding goodwin for a 47-yard touchdown. texas takes care of the bears 21-10. >>> hot stove. the a's trade away players like gift cards, today they sent bailey to boston along with ryan sweeney. bailey saved 24 games last season in oakland. in return the a's get 24-year- old out fielder josh reddick and two minor leaguers. >>> it's time for the wednesday night top five. air force with the extra point to tie it in the military bowl. instead's call a fake. the pitch is wide and the kicker kick itself accidentally out of bounds. air force looses. >>> number four, victor, on the break. the hoosiers loose the first of the year. >>> chris bosh faking the jumper. goes hard to the hoop. throws it down. miami beats the bobcat
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Dec 28, 2011 12:00pm PST
a fellow mother in texas, but also to put a positive depiction on something that some americans might think is a social taboo. target stores were the target of a nationwide demonstration. mothers in the south bay showed up in full force to breast feed their babies inside. >> trying to get people to be more comfortable with seeing it done in public. >> we're talking to sex lize our body parts and it is really easy to think, you know, she is breast feeding that so that involves a breast and a bad thing to have. >> a texas mom had a humiliating experience at a target store last month and michelle refused to nurse her baby in a dressing room. >> they came and started to walk by and shake their heads and rolling their eyes. and shake their head, no, no, i'm doing something so horrible, i'm feeding my baby, here. >> she helped create a facebook page declaring a target nurse- in. the page has more than 6200 members. breast feeding moms are protected in california. the civil code says notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mother may breast feed her child in any location public o
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Dec 12, 2011 6:00pm PST
it let them operate trash compactors and dough mixers. the texas-based parent company that owns chuck e. cheeses has not commented but the feds say the company has agreed to pay $28,000 in fines and comply with federal regulations. >>> first there was black friday, then cyber monday. and now it is green monday. from the consumer watch, julie watts explains why the surge in shopping this holiday season translates into a record season for shippers. hey, julie? >> reporter: hi there, dana. that is right. green monday, it is one of the biggest shopping days for online retailers, but it is also the single biggest shipping day for fedex. and as it turns out, the two are directly related. >> how much of your holiday shopping have you done on line? >> i would say 85-90%. >> a majority of my shopping is online shopping. >> reporter: holiday cyber sales are up 15%, totaling more than $25 billion so far. and experts say that's the primary reason fedex is expected to make 17 million deliveries today alone. making it the busiest day in the company's 40-year history. >> consumers are spending
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Dec 17, 2011 5:30pm PST
to texas. he wanted to delay a decision on the controversial project. but republicans say it will bring much-needed jobs. >> everybody in washington says they want more american jobs right now. well, here's the single largest shovel-ready project in america. it is literally ready to go. >> reporter: members of the house are expected to return next week to debate the payroll tax extension. drew levinson, cbs news. >>> ground zero of the "occupy" movement makes a dramatic comeback. how protestors made their move on holy ground. >>> a marine asking the first lady a question that caught her off guard. >>> doesn't feel like christmas out there. mostly clear cool nights with mild temperatures continuing as the dry pattern will likely carry through the holiday weekend. i'll have the forecast details coming up next. a chain-link fence to establish a camp site. earlier >>> dozens of "occupy" wall street protestors were arrested today when they tried to climb over a chain-link fence to establish a campsite. earlier "occupy wall street" protestors gathered at duarte park to mark the 3 month
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Dec 20, 2011 12:00pm PST
expected that blizzard conditions brought down a plane in texas killing five but for a lot of travelers it was more of a nuisance as they set off for the holiday. >> it was crazy. i slid off in the median was there for hours waiting for help. took me three hours to get 30 miles. >> the storm is creating a big boost for hotels along the interstates. >>> we are clearing out across the bay area. check out this view from behind me of the weather behind us on the roof cam. looks good. beautiful picture over san francisco. we are expecting mild temperatures by later on this afternoon. so currently out there right now, mostly in the 50s. you will notice in concord it's chilly only 41 degrees right now. still waiting for some cloud cover, some fog to clear but overall, yeah, we're not doing too bad. definitely no winter storms out there for us here in the bay area. so we did still have a little bit of low clouds, fog over portions of the central valley, also through concord as i mentioned, fairfield. antioch still waiting for some clouds to clear. but overall, by this afternoon, mild temperatur
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Dec 27, 2011 10:00pm PST
texas. he made it part of the solution but before you talk about that he would make deep cuts. >> then the governor pushed his message to her by letting californians feel the pain of triggered cuts when they saw it materialized. >> i think they had 10 or 11 months to look at the possibility of not having the need to provide basic services. they are also going to look at taxes to ask people who make more money to pay taxes as well. >> efforts to stimulate the economy with payroll tax cuts for 160 americans, committed americans. it's as if the sales tax that is significant. >> what governor brown is trying to do at the federal level is to really push this off to the sales tax so that's driven by obviously enough consumer activity. of course it's also banking on the idea that there will be a lot of consumer activity. >> earlier this month the governor said the economy had created $100 billion of new wealth. and while it's still the fall short for the budget it wasn't necessary to have the full amount of two and half the dollars. >> surge in consumer confidence may not be enough to save se
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Dec 27, 2011 12:00pm PST
has the best shot at winning in iowa. the texas congressman has a loyal base of supporters in the state who have not stopped working since his bid for the presidency in 2008. in a race that cycled through front-runners, iowas may be anyone's to win. terrell brown, cbs news, washington. >>> coming up, a driver turns a major highway in california into a demolition derby. >> how investigators say that a drunk driver took out seven telephone poles. >>> it's that time of the year again, giving back to the environment. san francisco's tree chipping service returns and coming up we'll tell you why this year is a momentous occasion. >>> and we have hazy sunshine over the bay right now but the fog we saw earlier this morning is out of here. we are seeing some warmer temperatures, a few areas with more sunshine. more coming up. [ male announcer ] how do you say... welcome to the neighborhood. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you say... can you believe it's been 20 years since college? ♪ [ male announcer ] nothing says "you're special" like boursin, a creamy, crumbly blend of real cheese and
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Dec 25, 2011 11:00pm PST
could face child endangerment charges. . >>> texas police say seven people were shot to death right after they opened their gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper. authorities say they found the bodies of four women and three men in the fort worth apartment after responding to an open 911 line. that's when 911 is dialed but nobody responds to the dispatcher. the people are between the ages of 18 and 60 and are believed to be related. it's thought one of the decease is the shoot effort. >> any day of the year is tragic and on christmas it's more tragic, they are supposed to come together and celebrate the holidays. so it's -- it's hard on the -- its part of our job. >> two guns were found near the bodies. there is no body on motive. >>> its being called the worst christmas day ever in one city in connecticut. fire went through the stanford home of an advertising executive killing both parents and her three daughters. a 10-year-old and 7-year-old. police say the parent was visiting for the holidays. the executive and a friend escaped. the cause of the fire is under investiga
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